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NEW TRAINING - Updated for Spring 2019!

Certified Animal Control Officer Training

Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Saturdays, February 9 to March 23, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Register through the College

Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course
Middlesex County College
Saturdays, March 9-April 27, 2019
9:00 am -5:00 pm
Register through the College

Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course
Bergen Community College
Saturdays, March 30 - May 18, 2019;
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Register through the College:

Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course
Somerset Police Academy at Raritan Valley Community College
April 8 - 16, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Register at www.cditraining.org

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Wildlife Responders Workshop

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is proud to offer a Wildlife Responders Workshop on February 20th at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge
in Pittstown, NJ.

This exciting workshop has been created for those who work with wildlife directly, indirectly or unexpectedly in some capacity. This course is open to Law Enforcement, Veterinarians, Veterinarian, Technicians, Animal Control officers, and in all related fields who may receive wildlife calls. This unique educational opportunity is the perfect way to discuss many wildlife situations and concerns that seem to go unsolved.

These situations may include threatened or endangered species, wildlife regulations, state or federal law, medical emergencies or other unexpected wildlife encounters. This workshop will shed light on some common and not so common circumstances that arise, what the choices are and who is available to help.

Proceeds benefit Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, a charitable organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of New Jersey's orphaned and injured wildlife and educating the public about wild animal habits and habitats since 1986.

The cost of the course is $25 by February 13th or $30 thereafter. Reservations are required and can be made by check to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 5046 Clinton, NJ 08809, via phone at 908-730-8300 ext 5, or online at http://woodlandswildlife.org/wrw. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. See www.woodlandswildlife.org/wrw for complete course and registration information.

Click here for downloadable PDF with registration form.

ASPCA Professional Web Site Offers Training

The ASPCAPro web site offers live webinars, recorded webinars and information on in-person training opportunities. A resource library is available as well. Many pertinent topics are covered with information on grant writing and more. Follow the links on the home page to the Training area of the site to select from the menu. Areas include Disaster, Cruelty, Shelter Management and more.

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MORE COURSES (Please Check Dates Carefully):

Oil Spill Volunteering: An Introduction

Rutgers Online Certification

Courses Available On-line
from NJ State Veterinarian

The following are all FREE interactive web-based courses that are either required or recommended by most animal response teams. In addition to the opportunity to take them on-line, some of these courses are occasionally offered through community training centers or OEM training centers. If you prefer classroom learning to on-line learning, check with your County OEM to see if any of these courses are being offered locally. Click on the link below the course title for additional information.

       IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction:


ICS 100b – Introduction to Incident Command
System (ICS-100):


 ICS 200b – ICS for Single Resource & Initial Action Incidents (Recommended for supervisors):



IS-10.a - Animals in Disasters
Awareness and Preparedness



IS-11.a - Animals in Disasters: Community Planning:



IS-111.a - Livestock in Disasters:



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